Passenger traffic at Kansas City International Airport is up 6 percent through the first half of 2016 compared with a year earlier, the city’s Aviation Department said Monday. The department reported that 5.3 million travelers arrived or departed through KCI in the first six months of this year.
The company added 377,000 subscribers in the second quarter, including 173,000 of the most valuable phone customers. Moreover, the gains came at the expense of each of Sprint’s national rivals, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. CEO Marcelo Claure promises an end to the company’s long-running half-off rate plan promotion “in the not so distant future.”
Seeking a wider digital audience, Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion in a deal that marks the end of an era for a company that defined much of the early internet but struggled to stay relevant in an online world dominated by Google and Facebook.
Playing Pokémon Go, the smartphone app game that lets users hunt for the virtual creatures in the real world, poses a real risk to patients, visitors and employees, according to a memo sent to employees of University of Kansas Hospital. Other hospitals and health care centers agree.
Chipotle’s free all-day festival was held Saturday in Penn Valley, returning to Kansas City for a second year. The festival featured cooking demonstrations, live music, food exhibits, games and local food vendors. About 23,000 people attended the event in 2015. It was also held in Phoenix in April and will be in Miami in November.
A federal bankruptcy judge in Texas has ordered Joel Tucker, a businessman from Kansas City, to surrender to U.S. marshals in Houston by July 29. Marvin Isgur, a bankruptcy judge in Houston, wrote in an order that Tucker had failed to produce records of payday loan debts he allegedly sold to debt collection firms. Collectors now believe the portfolios are fraudulent.
The coffee shop plans an October opening in the new International at 301 E. Armour Blvd. Two more Mother Earth Coffee shops are scheduled to open in the next year. The International, the former Gillham Plaza office building, will have its grand opening Thursday.
Lindt & Sprüngli, the Swiss chocolate maker that bought Kansas City-based Russell Stover in 2014, reported half-year financial results on Friday. It said it is changing Russell Stover’s product line and promotions strategy.
Sprint has brought 100 families to the Kansas City area by hiring new employees from all over the world. On Saturday, they got a welcome party from CEO Marcelo Claure. "It gives me a chance to meet their families," he said. "I think Monday when we all come back to work, we're a happier family and we're all more energized."
Mark DavisThe Kansas City Star
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